Abstract Face

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  • Provenance

    Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
    Ikeda Gallery, New York
    Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Belgium
    Private Collection, Belgium

  • Exhibited

    Belgium, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, The Essence of George Condo: 1983-1996, December 17, 2005 - February 5, 2006

  • Artist Bio

    George Condo

    American • 1957

    Picasso once said, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." Indeed, American artist George Condo frequently cites Picasso as an explicit source in his contemporary cubist compositions and joyous use of paint. Condo is known for neo-Modernist compositions staked in wit and the grotesque, which draw the eye into a highly imaginary world. 

    Condo came up in the New York art world at a time when art favored brazen innuendo and shock. Student to Warhol, best friend to Basquiat and collaborator with William S. Burroughs, Condo tracked a different path. He was drawn to the endless inquiries posed by the aesthetics and formal considerations of Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Old Masters.

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Abstract Face

Oil on board.
16 x 11 3/4 in. (40.6 x 29.8 cm)

$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $27,500

Contemporary Art Part II

8 November 2011
New York